Journal article

Preventing anxiety problems in children with Cool Little Kids Online: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Amy J Morgan, Ronald M Rapee, Elli Tamir, Nahal Goharpey, Agus Salim, Lauren F McLellan, Jordana K Bayer

TRIALS | BMC | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental health problem and begin early in life. Early intervention to prevent anxiety problems in young children who are at risk has the potential for long-term impact. The 'Cool Little Kids' parenting group program was previously established to prevent anxiety disorders in young children at risk because of inhibited temperament. This group program was efficacious in two randomised controlled trials and has recently been adapted into an online format. 'Cool Little Kids Online' was developed to widen and facilitate access to the group program's preventive content. A pilot evaluation of the online program demonstrated its perceived utili..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship (1052544) awarded to AM and a grant from the auDA Foundation. None of the funding sources had any further role in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication. The authors thank Heidi Lyneham for providing input into the program's development and supplying the Online Assessment of Anxiety.